Top 6 Honeymoon Destinations in the Caribbean
When given the choice, most people would select the seaside or the mountains for the most romantic vacation they are likely to enjoy in their lifetime: their honeymoon. They can hardly be blamed. Big, bustling cities like Paris, Rome or New York have their own undeniable charm, but when it comes to feeling love in its full expression, nature is always the perfect backdrop, especially when it reaches its fullest expression, as it always does in the Caribbean. In this post we bring you a few suggestions for a dream honeymoon or even just a romantic escape with ‘the one’.
Think twice before heading to Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas for the Capella Pedregal Food & Wine Festival from July 10–14, 2013. That’s because once you’ve attended this annual event, you’ll want to go back each and every summer. Continue reading
Esperanza – An Auberge Resort in Cabo, San Lucas
Nestled within the private enclave of Punta Ballena in Cabo San Lucas and overlooking the dramatic sea of Cortez, this award-winning resort, whose spa was deemed one of the best in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, offers an incomparable pampering experience marked by highly attentive service, lush vegetation, traditional Baja décor and traditional Mexican cuisine. A favoured getaway for celebrities the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Leonardo DiCaprio, the Esperanza resort is the ultimate romantic escape, where guests often forego bathing in the sea to enjoy the dramatic crashing of the waves against the cliffs, from the peace and magnificence of an expansive main infinity pool (one of many on the resort), whose exquisite design challenges the eye to determine where the man-made construction ends and the endless sea begins.
St. Barths is, without a doubt, one of the most exquisite destinations in the Caribbean. This small volcanic island—located among the Leeward Islands in the French West Indies—has 22 public beaches with shallow reefs that are perfect for snorkeling. The vibe here evokes a charming French countryside village. After all, St. Barths is a territory of France. A well-heeled crowd visits all year long, staying in hotels and small inns or mooring their yachts in Gustavia’s harbor. Continue reading
When you’re looking for a little exotic mystery Belize delivers. It’s the sort of destination that leaves you saying, “What took me so long to find this place?” Especially if you’re staying at Cayo Espanto. Let’s start with this: Cayo Espanto is a private island just three miles off the coast of Belize. And even though you’ll be sharing it with a handful of others, chances are slim that you’ll lay eyes on them during your stay.
Everything you ever read about Bermuda talks about the pink sand beaches. Well, there’s a good reason for that: they’re gorgeous. And Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort has the longest private beach on the whole island. But that’s just one of the reasons this stunning little spot is on our list of favorites. Continue reading
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How many times have you vowed to disconnect—to turn off your tablet, to leave your laptop at home, to make your smartphone play dumb? It might sound crazy, but the only way to really “recharge your battery” is by unplugging. That’s why we love these resorts. They force you to turn off the power. All right, maybe “force” is too strong a word—because once you’ve settled into these tranquil hideaways and they begin to work their magic on your frazzled nerves you won’t miss your electronic gadgets one little bit. Continue reading
The name is a little unusual, we admit that. But it won’t take you long to start thinking of One&Only Palmilla as your “one and only” resort. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler placed One&Only Palmilla on their 2013 Gold List and Travel + Leisure ranked One&Only Palmilla on its list of the World’s 500 Best Hotels for 2013. It’s so special some reviewers have worried that they’d run out of stars to award it.
We say, don’t worry about that: you’ll find plenty of stars in the sky over Los Cabos at night!
The BodyHoliday resort in St. Lucia has always had a holistic approach to vacationing. That means engaging all the senses—especially your sense of taste. So it’s only natural that along with its nutritious and delicious cuisine made from fresh local ingredients, the resort has introduced a full wine program directed by sommelier Shawn LaRue, who comes to the Caribbean from California’s Napa Valley. Continue reading
Photo Courtesy of Anse Chastanet
There’s a special place in our hearts for St. Lucia. It’s one of the most relaxed and friendly Caribbean islands we’ve visited. And it’s home to Anse Chastanet, one of the most spectacular resorts anywhere, ever! Honestly, this is a place that takes your breath away, from the moment you arrive and are escorted through its lush, green grounds to your luxurious, hideaway guestroom.
We’re not the only ones who feel this way. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Anse Chastanet their second-favorite resort in the Caribbean for 2012, in a near tie with Nisbet Plantation on Nevis (another one of our favorites).